Increasing scarcity of both buyers and sellers will drive bank mergers and acquisitions in 2020, a top bank deal lawyer says on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
With several serial acquirers out of the market, scarcer targets for purchase and non-traditional deals on the rise, expect banks to turn to experienced matchmakers in 2020 to navigate M&A.
As banking becomes ever more technology-driven, many banks are shifting from a mindset that puts big tech projects off to one side to one that embraces ongoing innovation, development and deployment. Regions Bank exemplifies the latter mindset.
Four areas where boards may wish to focus their energies when presented with an acquisition.
Seeking economies of scale is among the biggest drivers on both sides of the deal.
Localities that lost a bank headquarters in a merger saw declines in local charitable contributions and volunteer service, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said today, citing a Fed review of Community Reinvestment Act exam reports before and after bank acquisitions.
The National Credit Union Administration will propose a rule clarifying credit unions’ responsibilities when acquiring banks, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood signaled in an interview with the Wall Street Journal reported today.
How smaller banks looking for a turn at the M&A table can prepare for the best possible deal.
The Eighth Circuit this week delivered a win to mutual institutions when it dismissed a Missouri case in which two mutual thrift depositors claimed that they were entitled to a distribution of their thrift’s capital at the time the bank merged into another institution.
The accelerating trend of credit unions acquiring banks “means fewer businesses contributing to the tax base supporting our communities,” wrote ABA Chair-Elect Laurie Stewart in a Puget Sound Business Journal op-ed today.